Miami Mist, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (5/10/2014.) Scientific name is Phacelia purshii. It is also known as Purple Scorpionweed. Photo below was taken on the east side of Pigeon Mountain in Walker County, GA on May 2, 2014. Go to the Miami Mist detail page for more photos and information.
This is a great time for a visit to The Pocket. (See end of this post for my guess on 4/10 status.) On Thursday, 4/3/2014, my wife and I walked up the Pocket Loop Trail, and then went back down to the parking area to meet up with a homeschool group who had invited me to join them for their visit to help identify the flowers they saw. We walked the Shirley Miller boardwalk and extension trail up to the falls with this great group of moms and their children. Several of the “signature species” are still blooming – Virginia Bluebell, Wood (Celandine) Poppy, Dutchman’s Breeches, and all three of the Pocket’s three Trillium species are blooming right now. 35 of the 55 species on my current version of the checklist are blooming right now.
We also ran into Clayton Webster and some more of the Over the Hill Hiking Group that I met last week. We had a nice visit exchanging information on what to look for blooming – they were coming from where we were going, and vice versa…
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It’s only been 5 days since my last report, but it’s been a rough week and it looks like I won’t be able to get away over the weekend. While wildflower photography can be more physically demanding than most people would think, I find it a great way to get away from stress for a while, so I took a few hours for a visit – it was great. Among the new flowers beginning to bloom in the past 5 days are the prettiest of the Fleabanes we have in this area – Robin’s Plantain.
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Threadleaf Phacelia, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (02/15/2013.) Scientific name is Phacelia linearis. It is also known by the common names Narrow Leaved Phacelia, Carson’s Phacelia, and Threadleaf Scorpionweed. Photo below was taken in the Boise Foothills of Ada County, ID, on June 7, 2010. Go to the Threadleaf Phacelia detail page for more photos and information.
Silverleaf Phacelia, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/04/2010.) Scientific name is Phacelia hastata. Other common names are Timberline Phacelia, Mountain Phacelia. Photo below was taken in the Boise National Forest near Boise, Idaho on June 7, 2010.